My heart is heavy. I know I’ve been quiet for a while, but with so much happening in the past 2 weeks, I had to write. So much tragedy this month makes me wonder, why?
June 12, 2016, a man…ONE man shot and killed 49 people at a night club in Miami and injured many, many more. So much hate. A man that has a past… was on an FBI watch list. How did we fail so many people? What can we do to share more love and block out the hate? I don’t have the answers, but I wonder and I know if we somehow we are able to do this, it’s what is needed…more love and less hate in our world.
June 14, 2016, a little boy is dragged from a Disney lagoon by an alligator and his with his family watching and his father was unable to save his child. Again, so many are blaming this poor family’s parents. Really?!?! They just lost their son!!! Where is your heart? Parents share photos of their children in this same spot where the child was taken. There were no signs warning of the wildlife, just “no swimming”(this has since been rectified), which this child was not doing. Now, many of us familiar with Florida know that where there is fresh water, there is a risk of encountering reptiles and alligators. I would think these folks were not, or we confident that Disney would take measures to ensure the safety of their guests (not knowing, this can be impossible). These people were on a vacation, enjoying family time. Happy time. Now, they’re living a nightmare and I’m sure, hoping to wake up to find something different. Please, less judgement, less hate and more love.
June 19th, a 17 month old drowned in a nearby town on Sunday, Father’s Day. His mother found him and was the one who started CPR. This was the family pool. Celebrating Father’s Day, attending other children…the 17 month old was lost track of. Tragic. Heart breaking.
Also on June 19th, a 4 year old girl at a Swim and Racquet club also drowned in another nearby town Sunday, Father’s Day.
So much tragedy all around us. So many stones to throw and so much blame to hand out. BUT, there’s so much suffering already. Can we not just love? I don’t know any parent who is perfect. I know more than not have been right there when our little loves have fallen or gotten hurt…when you lose sight for 2 seconds and suddenly your breath is taken away. Why do so many people have to suffer, have to hurt?
Then I saw this posted on Facebook the other day and the tears just came. 16. Why does a 16 year old girl have to fight ovarian cancer? But look… in this tragedy, there is hope…there is light…there is love…
Thank you for hearing me. Thank you for reading what’s on my heart. More love. Less hate. More tolerance. Less judgement. Lets help each other more and ignore each other less.
God’s Peace to you.